After going virtual for the first time ever last year, the BET Awards made a triumphant return Sunday night with a live (fully vaccinated!) in-person ceremony celebrating Black excellence in popular culture.
This year’s ceremony, themed “the Year of the Black Woman,” had plenty of standout moments, including Queen Latifah’s acceptance of the BET Lifetime Achievement Award, Jazmine Sullivan and Ari Lennox’s stunning live performance of “On It”, and Cardi B’s surprise baby bump — all moments we captured live on the official BET Awards GIPHY channel.
Need a recap of the night’s biggest performances and speeches? Here are the top 10 most-viewed GIFs from the 2021 BET Awards.
10. Taraji P. Henson: “Pay attention!” — 3.2M+ views
9. Jazmine Sullivan: “I hope I did y’all proud.” — 3.6M+ views
8. Lil’ Kim, Queen Latifah medley performance — 3.7M+ views
7. Michael K. Williams, DMX medley performance — 4.1M+ views
6. Queen Latifah: “You will respect me.” — 4.5M+ views
5. Rep. Maxine Waters: “Reclaiming my time.” — 6.7M+ views
4. Michael K. Williams, DMX medley performance — 8.4M+ views
3. Megan thee Stallion, “Thot Sh*t” performance — 9.2M+ views
2. Cardi B, “Type Sh*t” performance — 11.86M+ views
- Lil Nas X watching the DMX tribute — 11.88M+ views